A Message from Dean Marchionini

March 18, 2011

Dear students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends:

Our hearts go out to the people of Japan and their families who are affected by last week's earthquake and resulting tsunami. With such tremendous devastation, we understand the enormous efforts that must be made to gain some measure of normalcy. News of people who are injured with no food, water or shelter is disturbing and we want to help.

Chancellor Thorp has shared that the best source of information about the Japan Disaster Relief effort for Carolina can be found on the Web site of the Carolina Center for Public Service.  The site has links to a variety of relief agencies, such as the American Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, the Salvation Army and many more. There is also information for students, faculty and staff who may be impacted in some manner by this disaster, even from a distance. Contact information to campus resources that may be able to assist is available on the site. 

We continue to hope that relief will be swift for the people who have been personally and profoundly touched by this devastation. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

Gary Marchionini
Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor